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David R. Richardson, MD

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Dr David Richardson joined the BCMJ Editorial Board in 2006, and became editor of the Journal in August 2008. Dr Richardson has been a general practitioner in Langley since 1992 and is on active staff at Langley Hospital. His extracurricular activities include soccer, mountain biking, and competing as a triathlete.

Editorials / March 2010

It’s not really that impressive—painted concrete walls, nondescript rooms, lighted hallways. Simple enough, but when put together in the right proportions it makes up my hospital. It is a very generic building, but I... Read More

Editorials / January/February 2010

Do those skin suits come in extra large?”“Why do you ask?” “Duh, because I drink too much beer.” “No, I mean why do you want one?” “Well, I want to rent one.” “You can’t rent a bobsled.” “Why not, my taxes helped... Read More

Editorials / December 2009

"You know Jon, now would be a good time.” I had finished the bike portion of Ironman Canada and had just started running the marathon. I was experiencing horrible lower abdominal pain and bloating. I knew it wasn’t my... Read More

Editorials / November 2009

(Man in loose pants, decorated in gold chains, cap on backwards, wife-beater T-shirt, baggy jeans with underwear sticking out enters stage left, extends arms with palms turned out and elbows bent, enters.) “Woooord.... Read More

Editorials / October 2009

"A good editor’s job is to be a fly in the readers’ nose and make them sneeze.” I heard this quote at a recent conference of scientific editors I attended. The speaker was talking about editors having the courage to... Read More

Book cover for Direct Red
News / July/August 2009

by Gabriel Weston Direct Red. By Gabriel Weston, MD. Mississau­ga, ON: Random House of Canada, 2009. ISBN 978-0-385-66580-3. Hardcov­er, 181 pages. $29.95. In Direct Red, Dr Gabriel Weston shares her... Read More

Editorials / July/August 2009

I love boobies, I really do. As I am writing this I have recently re­turned from the BCMJ’s Galapagos CME cruise and I have to say that the blue-footed boobie is one of my favorite birds. During mating season the male... Read More